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Dell Laptop Will Not Boot Up

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by lsc224, Oct 30, 2012.

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  1. lsc224

    lsc224 Thread Starter

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    I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 Laptop with Windows 7. Laptop will not boot up. I tried Last Known Good Configuration and Safe Mode, it will still not boot up. It looks like it will but it does not. Then I went to the BIOS and did the Hardware Scan and it gave me this message.

    Error Code 0142
    Msg Error Code 2000-0142
    Msg Hard Drive 0 - self test unsuccessful Status 79

    I would appreciate any advice you can give me. Thank you.
     
  2. huggie54

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    looks like your hard drive has died,call dell give them your make/model and cost for replacement hard drive.suppose the warrantry has run out.
     
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    From what I can determine, the Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop was introduced in January 2008.

    Unless there's some other unknown hardware issue, it's very possible the hard drive has died.

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  4. SUEOHIO

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    I had that model of computer and since its not that old it will probably take a SATA harddrive and not an IDE one if the drive needs replaced.
     
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